On This Day

June 1990 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
  • Jun 2 Seattle's Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0
  • Jun 3 3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560
  • Jun 3 44th Tony Awards: "Grapes of Wrath" and "City of Angels" win
  • Jun 4 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
  • Jun 4 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
  • Jun 4 Dr Jack Kevorkian assists an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 South African troops plunder Nelson Mandela's home

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 6 For 2nd time this season, Cecil Fielder belts 3 home runs in a game

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Jun 7 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jun 8 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • Jun 10 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • Jun 11 Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional
  • Jun 11 Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
  • Jun 13 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

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Jun 13 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela

  • Jun 13 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • Jun 14 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • Jun 14 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • Jun 16 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark

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Jun 19 Grupo Carso, S.A. de C.V., founded by Carlos Slim is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
  • Jun 20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US
  • Jun 20 Asteroid Eureka is discovered
  • Jun 21 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • Jun 21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Jun 21 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 21 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • Jun 22 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
  • Jun 22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position
  • Jun 23 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
  • Jun 23 Moldavia declares independence
  • Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • Jun 23 Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jun 23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston
  • Jun 25 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • Jun 25 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • Jun 25 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House
  • Jun 26 122°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • Jun 26 8 KS & OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
  • Jun 26 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
  • Jun 27 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • Jun 29 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
  • Jun 29 World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • Jun 30 East and West Germany merge their economies

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat (Snap Inc.), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 23 Samuel Lee, FIFA 08 World Champion

Weddings in History

  • Jun 9 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Robert Noyce, American inventor (co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968), dies at 62
  • Jun 2 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", dies at 78
  • Jun 5 Jan Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist and anatomist, dies at 83
  • Jun 5 Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
  • Jun 8 Alfredo Poveda, president of Consul of Ecuador (1976-79), dies
  • Jun 8 Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies

Person of interestTerence O'Neill

Jun 12 Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), dies of cancer at 75

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • Jun 16 Thomas Cowling, British mathematician and astronomer, dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
  • Jun 17 Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 21 Cedric Belfrage, English writer and journalist (co-founder of National Guardian), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • Jun 28 Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74